Rac, "riding with the weaker hand." really hasn't
anything to do with open hand playing. the method
is simply not crossing over the snare drum to play the
This is accomplished by either developing the physical skill
to play this way or by setting up your drum set accordingly.
I play as a right handed person and I'm left handed. I ride
with the right hand but that's my weaker side. Therefore,
Whatever side is weaker is of no consequence in determining
the open hand drumming concept.
The thing about Simon is he can play seemingly equally well
from either side where the hands are concerned.